Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes, John Morris Defeat Switzerland to Win Mixed Doubles Gold Medal

Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes, John Morris Defeat Switzerland to Win Mixed Doubles Gold Medal

By The Canadian Press

Kaitlyn Lawes - John Morris
Gold medal winners Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris of Canada celebrate during the victory ceremony after Curling Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Game on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The first Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles curling goes to Canada.

Canada’s John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes beat defending world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland 10-3 in the gold-medal game.

Ottawa’s Morris and Winnipeg’s Lawes claimed the second Olympic gold medals of their careers and Canada’s third of the Pyeongchang Games.

Lawes was third for the Jennifer Jones team that won women’s team gold in 2014. Morris was vice for Kevin Martin when they took the men’s team title in 2010.

Mixed doubles curling made its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang.

After trading deuces with the Swiss in the first two ends, the Canadians scored a pivotal four in the third to lead 6-2.

CP - The Canadian Press

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